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Misericordia Players to present Neil Simon's 'Rumors'
03-3-14

The cast of 'Rumors.'
The cast of 'Rumors.'
The play is being presented April 3-5.
The play is being presented April 3-5.

The Misericordia Players will present Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy, “Rumors,” on Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens and students.
 
Scott Colin Woolnough, Plains, Pa., is directing the farcical comedy that opened on Broadway in 1988 and ran for more than 500 performances. Jeffrey Kelly, Dallas, Pa., and Patrick McKamy, Kingston Township, Pa., will share the duties of technical director. Student Mikayla Gillette, Hawley, Pa., will assist Woolnough as stage manager.
 
The cast features Misericordia University students Meghan DiGerolamo, Budd Lake, N.J.; Jacob Schweiger, Barton, N.Y.; Lindsey Glidden, Susquehanna, Pa.; Jasmine Mae Busi and Melvin Jay Busi, Saylorsburg, Pa.; Matthew Cebrosky, Lehighton, Pa.; Maria Weidemoyer, Perkiomenville, Pa.; T.J. Schaefer, Bridgeton, N.J.; Dorothy Dreeland, Long Valley, N.J., and Christine Zopf, Northampton, Pa.
 
Simon is widely considered America’s best-known living playwrights and is the only author in recent times to have four plays running simultaneously on Broadway. “Rumors,” his 23rd play, is the story of four couples who arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to attend a party and soon discover that there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the deputy mayor is slightly injured after shooting himself in the head. Comedy ensues when the upper-class group decides they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening's events from the local police and media.
 
For more information about cultural events at Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/theartsandmore or call the Misericordia Box Office at (570) 674-6719.
 
Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
 
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Among the cast and crew of the Misericordia Players production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” are, shown front row from left, Melvin Jay Busi, Saylorsburg, Pa., Lindsey Glidden, Susquehanna, Pa.; Meghan DiGerolamo, Budd Lake, N.J.; and Jacob Schweiger, Barton, N.Y. Second row, Christine Zopf, Northampton, Pa.; Maria Weidemoyer, Perkiomenville, Pa.; T.J. Schaefer, Bridgeton, N.J.; Matthew Cebrosky, Lehighton, Pa.; Jasmine Mae Busi, Saylorsburg, Pa.; and Dorothy Dreeland, Long Valley, N.J.
 
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Director Scott Colin Woolnough, Kingston Township, Pa., center, stages a scene with actors Jacob Schweiger, Barton, N.Y., left, and Meghan DiGerolamo, Budd Lake, N.J., right, during rehearsal for the Misericordia Players production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” scheduled for April 3 through April 5 at 8 p.m. at Lemmond Theater on the campus in Dallas, Pa.